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do nothing tornado cake

Original Do Nothing Tornado Cake

Super packed with flavor. This all time favorite cake is a winner with the whole family.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 302 kcal


  • 9"x13" Baking Pan
  • Mixer
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Bowls



  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 20 oz. Crushed Pineapple


  • 1⅓ Cups Sweet Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Cup Almonds Chopped
  • ½ Cup Salted Butter
  • Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease your 9"x13" baking pan.
  • Add sugar, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking soda, vanilla extract, and pineapple to mixing bowl and blend until well combined.
  • Pour your cake batter into greased baking pan and bake for about 40 minutes. Cake is done when it is golden brown. Remove and set aside.


  • Now it's time to make your topping. Add your evaporated milk, vanilla extract, butter, and sugar to a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil while stirring.
    Once boiling add your nuts, and flaked coconut and continue to stir as you cook it for five more minutes on medium heat.
    Remove from heat and poke holes in your cake with a fork. Make the holes about 3/4 of the way deep and all over the top of your cake.
    Pour your hot topping over your warm cake. The topping is going to soak all through your cake and make it crazy tasty!
  • Add evaporated milk, vanilla, butter, and sugar to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring.
  • Once boiling, add your nuts and flaked coconut. Stir and cook for five minutes on medium heat.
  • Remove from heat.

Put It Together

  • Poke holes in cake with a fork all across the top. Go about 3/4 deep.
  • Pour hot topping over warm cake.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 302kcal
Keyword Cake, Coconut, Do Nothing, Pineapple, Tornado
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